Recipe: Grilled Pineapple Ricotta Cream

We were watching the cooking show the other day when Giada De Laurentiis came on. She went through a couple of recipes when suddenly she pulls a quick and easy dessert recipe called Ricotta Cappuccino and it looked great. We had ricotta available however cappuccino cream requires instant espresso, which we do not have. A quick look in the refrigerator and I saw the answer, it was last nights grilled pineapple.

If you have haven’t had grilled fresh pineapple slices you need to give it a try, grill them until they are heated through are slightly browning, then enjoy that warm intense flavor. Chill the grilled pineapple before making grilled pineapple cream.


1 – 15oz container of skim ricotta

3/4 cup of grilled pineapple

1 Tablespoon Honey

1 Vanilla Bean (seeds only)

Add all the ingredients to a food processor and blend until pineapple is chopped and cream is well blended, approximately 1 minute. Refrigerate for approximately 1 hour or up to 1 day. When done your ricotta cream will look like the photo below. (Serves 4)

We had a nice fresh nectarine available, which I sliced and pitted. Wanting to release the flavor of the nectarine I ran it quickly through the microwave for 1 minute just before serving.

In the photo above you can see the plated ricotta cream, which was chilled for an hour,  with the warm nectarines and a sprinkling of chopped walnuts. This is a heavenly as a dessert, so good that we ate the remaining servings for breakfast the next day.

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6 Responses to Recipe: Grilled Pineapple Ricotta Cream

  1. hannamay says:

    Your food looks great and looks yummy indeed. I think I’ll try to make one of your dishes.
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  2. Dave

    This recipe is not only delicious but gave me instant energy. A great mix of fruit & dairy.

  3. Darlene says:

    The pineapple is one of my favorite fruits in the world.It lessens risk of hypertension, it helps you lose weight and it keeps your skin beautiful. The amazing benefits that can pineapple have.

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